Svetlana Zhurova, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Olympic champion in speed skating, commented on the appointment of Alexei Zhamnov as the head coach of the Russian national team.

Oleg Znarok and Valery Bragin will join the team’s headquarters as consultants.

“I know a znarka as a coach. There may be some other reasons that we do not know about. It is necessary to find out from Znark himself whether there is some kind of intrigue or, for his personal reasons, such a decision was made. Just a question for Zhamnov related to his experience, how many people worked. Although Fetisov became a coach almost immediately, after the end of his sports career. And successfully. Here the question is what a person can do. Let’s see what happens. The same decision was made jointly. It doesn’t happen spontaneously. Anyone who makes such a decision understands that the fans will ask something, “Zhurova said in a conversation with SE correspondent Maria Kutsubeeva.

The ice hockey tournament at the 2022 Olympics will be held from 9 to 20 February in Beijing. The Russian national team will start the tournament in group B. The rivals are the Czech Republic, web page Switzerland, Denmark.